Dog Treats Sold by Target Stores Recalled

September 23, 2012

Dog treats sold by Target stores have been recalled due to salmonella contamination.  The store’s Boots & Barkley brand of American Beef Bully Sticks were tested by the State of Colorado Department of Agriculture and the result was positive for Salmonella.

Salmonella can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever in both humans and pets.  Healthy humans should monitor their symptoms should they become infected but most will recover without treatment.  Anyone with a compromised immune system should seek medical advice.  In rare cases, Salmonella poisoning can result in serious health issues, such as arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract infections.

Be sure to carefully wash your hands with soap and water after handling any pet food or treats or the pet’s bowl to avoid any potential health problems.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic with diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.  Mild case may only display decreased appetite, fever or abdominal pain.  Infected pets may also become carriers of Salmonella.  Be sure to contact your veterinarian, if your pet has eaten the affected recalled product.

The Boots & Barkley brand of American Beef Bully Sticks are carried throughout the country in Target stores.  Affected lot numbers were distributed from April through September, 2012.  You’ll find the product in clear plastic bags with 6 bully sticks in each bag.

Bar code number:  647263899189.

Lot numbers:  BESTBY20APR2014DEN

The Food & Drug Administration released this information Sept. 21, 2012.

Return this product to your retailer for a full refund or call 1-800-218-4417, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., MDT.

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